Chess Team is
By Deborah A. Lee,
Robert Fulton Elementary School
has a new team, the Chess Team, and
we call the them the "Fulton Kings."
The team is a collaboration of
Robert Fulton School and the Germantown
Beacon Center. The team is
coached by Mr. Gil, a chess master
from the Beacon Center.
The Fulton Kings have participated
in four city-wide chess tournaments that
were held at Community College of
Philadelphia. This new team has experienced
success with student Wali Cain
coming in fourth place in our first tournament.
And our team won medals and
trophies for earning the most team
points at our last tournament.
"Our students love chess. They
love the opportunity to compete with
students across the city, and the game
develops algebraic thinking and problem
solving skills." Student Theodore Pan says that
the game has helped him to learn to
deal with real-life situations as he uses
step-by-step strategies to overcome
conflicts and obstacles.
Coach Gil is very proud of this
young team and has registered them to
participate in several upcoming events,
including an all-female tournament. The
Fulton Kings has students in grades 4, 5,
and 6. They are Niteesah Rivers, Larry
Gross, Wali Cain, Theodore Pan, Mark
Jones, Brittany Bishop, Brittany Overlton,
Karron Belser, Tamira Designolia,
Isley Robinson, and Andre Wims.